By Abdallah el-Kurebe
The Corps Marshal of Federal Roads Safety Commission (FRSC), Mr Boboye Oyeyemi has disclosed that the Commission plans to introduce Air Ambulances in the country through partnership with the Nigerian Air Force.
Oyeyemi said this in Sokoto on Wednesday during the commissioning of a new office block constructed for Sokoto Command of the Commission by Sokoto state government at the cost of N15 million.
According to him, the partnership would provide avenue for the conduct of aerial surveillance and patrol while the air ambulances would facilitate speedy life-saving process where accident victims would swiftly be rescued.
“The Commission is now rated among the best in the world and we are leaving no stone un-turned in making Nigerian roads accident free. We are also trying to be among the safest nations in the world by the year 2020 and this will be by reducing fatalities due to road accident by fifty per cent,” Oyeyemi further said.
He commended Sokoto state government for the structure.
While lamenting the rising cases of road traffic
crashes, which are caused by over-loading by commercial vehicles, Governor Aliyu Wamakko said that his administration recognized performance of the Commission in controlling the nation’s road traffic.
The Sector Commander, Mr Takum Galadima promised to use the office block to improve the efficiency of the officers and men.